In the latest QS World University Rankings 2019, there are 24 universities that rank in top 1000 universities in the world. Three universities grab a place among the top 200 universities all over the world. These prestigious institutes are IIT Bombay, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and IIT Delhi. Following IIT Delhi & Bombay, other IITs also follows the suit to rank among top 500 of the world best universities. IIT Madras, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Roorkee, IIT Guwahati are the institutions in this list. Even more, the University of Delhi also figures among top 500 universities.

Indian institutes that have secured positions in QS World University Rankings 2019 are IIT Bombay, IISC Bangalore, IIT Delhi, IIT Madras, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Roorkee, IIT Guwahati, University of Delhi, University of Hyderabad, Jadavpur University, Anna University, Jamia Millia Islamia University, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Aligarh Muslim University, Amity University, Amrita University, Banaras Hindu University, Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, University of Calcutta, University of Mumbai, Vellore Institute of Technology.


Thera are a total of 24 universities which have secured a position in the distinguished ranking in the QS World Universities Rankings. The highest position is bagged by Indian Institution of Technology Bombay with a rank of 162. Following that Indian Institute of Science, Banglore secures the 170th position. Similarly, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD) has the ranking of 172 in the total rankings.

Indian Institutions in top 1000 best universities

Five IITs in the top 500 universities have ranks between 260 and 480. The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK), Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT‐KGP), Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR), Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG) has rankings of 264, 283, 295, 381, 472 respectively.

There are many universities also which has ranked in the top 1000 universities in the world. The University of Delhi ranks at 487th position in the list. Similarly, University of Hyderabad, Jadavpur University, Anna University has rank ranges from 591-800. Whereas Aligarh University, Amity University,  Banaras Hindu University, University of Calcutta, University of Mumbai have the ranks between 801-1000.

What is the QS World Universities Rankings?

The Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) releases annual publication consisting of university rankings. It is also one of the widely read and reputed university rankings in the world. The ranking of the universities is based on six parameters. The universities are evaluated after considering their Academic Reputation (40%), Faculty/Student Ratio (20%), Employer Reputation (10%), International Faculty Ratio (5%), International Student Ratio (5%), Citations per faculty (20%).

How are Indian institutions improving their ranking?

In the latest statement by Prakash Javedkar, he said that the institutions of higher education in India have improved their research productivity. Due to their continuous effort and contribution, the institutes have been able to embark higher and improve their ranking. To support these institutions Government of India (GOI) has launched various programmes for competitive based funding of research projects. Some of the already launched schemes are Uchhatar Aviskar Yojna and IMPRINT.

In addition to that, many institutions have prepared a three-year action plan, a seven-year strategic plan, and a fifteen‐year vision plan to improve the global ranking.

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